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This third-party compilation is one of three put together by an unknown person and spread on P2P networks, and acts as a 'best of' for Monotonik. We decided it has excellent track choice (check out early tracks from Whiskas and Jiva in particular), plus a number of tracks only normally available in .MOD form as .MP3s, so we've made it an official release and added it to our catalog - the Internet and freely distributed music comes up with cool ideas like this if you're lucky. Track listing...
Topics: Electronic, Techno, IDM
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This second set of MP3 releases from our net.label Monotonik was originally released from March 2001 to September 2002, when we were both breaking out the retro beep releases and continuing along the same chilled idm path. Some highlights might include Idmonster's beautifully delicate 'The Force May Be With You', Sleepy Town Manufacture's peaceful Russian IDM, some superquirky goodness from Phasmid, retro but gorgeous techno from Tweeter, amazing beepiness from both Aleksi Eeben and Virt, more...
Topics: Trip-Hop, IDM, Bleep, Synth
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This first set of free to download, Creative Commons-licensed MP3 releases from our electronica-based net.label, Monotonik ( http://www.monotonik.com ), were originally released from January 1999 to March 2001. They chronicle the period after Monotonik decided to stop releasing .MOD files, and start releasing those new-fangled (at the time!) .MP3s. Some highlights might include Lackluster's languidly beautiful "Bothersome (Mother Mix)", later to feature on his lovely 'Container' album...
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Topics: Electronic, Techno, IDM, Bleep
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Our first Monotonik DJ-mix comes from London multimedia designer and artist, adrian@stub.org, and it's a brilliantly eclectic 75-minute mix which includes everything from Holst through Boards Of Canada and Alec Empire to, umm, S-Club7. We hope to hear more spiffy mixxy from stub.org on Monotonik soon, but in the meantime, grab this asap.. 01. 01:58 KHACHATURIAN Spartacus Adagio 02. 02:43 BOARDS OF CANADA Happy Cycling 03. 02:11 KLF Chill Out 04. 02:52 B12 3EP 05. 01:14 HOLST Planets Saturn 06....
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by Hoffman
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Mono mainstay and UK breakz+techno-terror Hoffman (formerly known as Dreamfish) gives us another absolute gem of a mix, and this time it's a drum+bass extravanganza taken from the best of the junglistically influenced Mono/Mono211/Monotonik tunes to be released over the past 4 years. This is also unique in that it's Hoffman's first virtual mix - whilst he's a whiz with the ol' Technics, this track was mixed using the Virtual Turntables PC software alongside a Numark mixer, plus an Alesis...
Topics: Hoffman, Mono211, Monotonik
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by ~aD
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Well, we certainly don't release many DJ sets here at Monotonik - in fact, the last one was over 2 years ago, wow. And the main reason for this is that there's very few good eclectic mixes out there. Until now, that is. We first heard the mixing skills of Chicago's ~aD being spread via, of all places, Usenet. So we're proud to present the first of a number of stunning DJ sets we're going to put out from him - hop on the "Pharis Wheel" :P So, why do we love this mix so much? Well,...
Topics: ~aD, Monotonik
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by Hoffman
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He had a part in the first ever Mono release back in 1996, and he's being hanging around with us ever since, poor guy. Now, UK composer/DJ Hoffman (formerly known as Dreamfish, fact-fans!) has been good enough to provide us with the first of two superior DJ mixes. This one fits squarely into the Mono211 'breakbeats' peg with some super-hot, cutely mixed nu-skool breaks action. So, we're talking Waveform, Uptown Connection, Ils, BT/Hybrid (with superlative Kirsty Hawkshaw vocals), and even Luke...
Topics: Hoffman, Mono211, Monotonik
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by Secede
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We like it when old friends return to Monotonik, and after his very well-received EP on our net.label last year, Holland's excellent Secede provides a truly epic new track, "The Whistler", ahead of his "Bye Bye Gridlock Traffic" album forthcoming on Merck , and his smart-ola remix work for N5MD and Merck. It's good to thrive on angles, and "The Whistler" plots a course away from your average pure-toned geektronica, edging ever-closer to the template of...
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Welcome to Monotonik's brand new year, courtesy of a debut release (or is it?) from Finn and self-proclaimed cosmic superspy, Aleksi Virta. He fearlessly busts out this supremely accomplished album of jazzy, dubby electronics, originally released on a scandalously limited, horrendously collectible 100-copy sold-out CDR edition, and now, thankfully available to the general public via the wonders of the Internet. So basically, we're looking at everything from the headnodding organ jam of 'Nebulae...
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Topics: Electronic, Jazz+Funk, Neo-cosmic
Monotonik
by Rents
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Portugese designer and all-round 'nice guy', Rents, who's been helping us out on our cover-pictures of late, weighs in with another DJ set, this time exclusive, and it's an entirely 'scene'-based mix, covering .MOD and .MP3s from the weird but lovely 'demo-scene' that Monotonik+211+friends has grown out of. Highlights? Dharma and Vim's former Mono releases, lots of sublime Dune (BrothomStates) material, Urban Shakedown's famous Amiga-written chart hit, and a nod to the Bitmap Brothers with the...
Topics: Rents, Monotonik
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by sys(2074)
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The Monotonik mix-terror continues with German musician, DJ, and collaborator sys(2074), maintainer of the Corewatch Conspiracy, and boy, what a cute lil near-75-minute mix he's concocted for us Earth aliens. Not purely content with tricking around with Drexciya, Techno Animal and Alec Empire, sys(2074) throws his own little interludes and even Vektrex on a Monotonik tip into the whole caboodle. Highly recommended on the dark-ish intriguing-ish tip. Tracklisting: 01. BASS-O-MATIC love catalogue...
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The latest iteration of the Monotonik archives includes mtk121-138, from brand-new idm goodness from Sense, through funky UK nu-chill from Braces Tower, through great Russian double albums from Russian chill-out demi-gods Sleepy Town Manufacture, and more.
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by Aleksi Eeben
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After releasing a pseudonymous EP from Finland's Aleksi Eeben a few months ago, we kept an eye on hiswork further, only to discover the _amazing_ Commodore 64 work he's been doing with his self-coded John Player, which brings a 'tracker'-style interface to bear on the C64. And if you're wondering who this Aleksi fellow is and where he came from - well, as Heatbeat of the infamous CNCD, he was regularly voted one of the best ever Amiga .MOD composers back in the early '90s. So, given a few...
Topics: Aleksi Eeben, Monotonik
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Ladies and gentlemen, back for an encore, and WHAT an encore, it's our friend and yours, the incorrigible, indelible Jake Kaufman , also known as Virt , with the second installment of his astounding NES chip disc, now known as 'fx 2.0'. Since the mtk.release of the original 'fx', which was an entire imaginary NES soundtrack in pint-size .S3M format, Jake has been doing demi-deific stuff with Nintendo's sound chips in his primary career as a game musician. His "Atlantis: The Lost...
Topic: Electronic
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Easy to download zip files of Monotonik's and Mono211's mp3 releases.
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Vae, most excellent proprietor of the net.label Kahvi, kindly gives us his 2nd release on Monotonik, and this one's a treat - melodically beautiful, and complete with ambient duck.qwak action, the key element of any classic song in this day and age. So whether it be the nifty serene organ loop or the shuffle-crack percussion which really give you the chills on this particular number, Vae's friend (the fowl who's silver, of course!) provides a touching, emotion-filled experience for all of us....
Topic: Electronic
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Following the first Monotonik release from Swedish idm-ish artist Stefan Ternemar, aka ST, in 2003, we waited around a little, and suddenly, another EP popped up. Interestingly, although the first 'Emotions In A Box' release was very much epic electronic, almost Chris Huelsbeck-ian synthwork, everyone evolves, and thanks to guest spots from a fellow Swedish Monotonik artist (check the ID3 tags for a hint), and some new influences, the 'I'll Meet You There EP' keeps the epic melodies, but slides...
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Topic: Electronic
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We're proud to welcome the debut release on Monotonik from Stefan Ternemar, the Swedish artist also known as S.T. 'Emotions In A Box' is Stefan's first set of songs released anywhere outside his own webpage, and it's a fitting introduction to his bold, melodically strident idm electronics. First off would be 'Downtown', almost Huelsbeck-ian in its wish to get straight down to brass tacks and blast you with carefully considered catchiness, heaping layer upon layer of gorgeously synthetic sounds...
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Topics: IDM, Game
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This time round, a debut release from Oregon's Crashed By Car,recent founder of the beautiful Pleasedosomething net.label, and indielectronic star in the making, with net.releases on Kikapu and 8BitRecs , amongst others. The "Fictions And Fires EP" is a spectacularly well-crafted piece of organic electronics, with highlights including the smooth drift of "Full Speed Dead", the muted triumph of "Bees", and the almost Harold Budd-esque ambient beauty of...
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Topics: Indie, Electronic
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by Bjorn Lynne
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To kick off the multi-channel escapades of Mono, we were lucky enough to get the good Doctor himself to contribute a nice elektronik tune - this is an offcut from the Team17 game "Project X2", currently being developed for Playstation and Saturn. As I'm sure most of you know, Bjorn is in-house musician at Team17, software company behind a lot of famous old Amiga software and, more recently, "Worms". Go check out his webpage on the Net at http://www.team17.com/~bjorn if you...
Topics: Bjorn Lynne, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
by Various Artists
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This is the end, my friend. mono211 and monotonik will continue to put out the best mp3s, CDs and so on, but MODs on mono211+tonik end here, right now. You wouldn't want us fading away, would you? Better to burn out with this final compilation. It's been over 3 years and getting on for 200 releases on both labels, so the title - pretty suitable, we guess? h0l and the rest of the mono211/monotonik crew would like to extend their thanks to everyone who ever released MODs via mono or mono211 or...
Topics: Ramone, Bay Tremore, Subi, Prob. Dharma, Hoffman
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by Psilodump
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Straight from the mind of Swedish hellraiser Psilodump, who's released on super-smart labels such as 8bitpeoples and Micromusic, as well as being part of the rather smart X-Dump collective, 'Jag Och Psilodump' is a spectacularly eclectic 6-track EP which bounces all over the map, showcasing Psilodump's distinctly weird, distinctly different stylings. Things start with 'Winds (Snabber Mix)', which is all hyper-fast drums and oddly burlesque melodies, before 'Omtanke7' cuts in, again with oddly...
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by Vim!
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Well, after the controversialness that was the last Mono211 release by Taro, here comes something that's guaranteed to soothe damaged nerves. As any fule kno, groove is in the heart, and Meester Vim! has it up to his eyeballs. Well, eyeball sockets - he donated his eyes to medical research some time ago and nowadays composes using his long antennae that he's grown from his gaping eye sockets. He makes strange clicking noises too, and if you listen carefully, the noise that sounds a little like...
Topics: Vim!, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
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Following the release of the first "Aze" album from Dutch artist Izmar, earlier this year, we carefully guarded the follow-up, containing more excellent chilled instrumental tracks recorded around the same time, which all ready to go. So, go now it does, and for fans of Fila Brazillia, Max Brennan, or any other deliciously funky chill hybrid shenanigans, you may, indeed, have a second treat in store. It's difficult to pick out specific standouts in this uniformly lush album, but...
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Topics: Techno, IDM
Monotonik
by Substance
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Quiet, please. If I could have your attention? Finland's entry to this year's Eurovision Song Contest is "Phonk Phaq". The orchestra will be conducted by some blunted kidz from the ghetto. There will be a fine jungle remix courtesy of Substance's brain (tm). And the lord shall be happy, and he will decree that it was good. And people will cherish and enjoy this Mono release forever. Amen.
Topics: Substance, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
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The first release on Monotonik for Radix, aka Mosaik, the Swedish artist who's been making a lot of waves in the PC 'demo-scene' over the past couple of years with his perfectly crafted melodies and beautifully smooth stylings. "Counting Stars" is the sound of a man who's clearly been listening to Boards Of Canada, but has seen fit to put his own spin on their innocent electronica. What with the beautifully pitch-bent lead and the hypnotic voice drifting in and out of the background,...
Topic: Electronic
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Australian idm wonderboy Thug, aka Tim Koch, lets us borrow some moreof his latest and greatest tracks for exclusive mp3 releaseon Monotonik, and boy, are we glad he did. This particular tune weaves the dense idm melodies (that has him compared to early Black Dog) with complex rhythms and hues to create somethingrather original. "Sudafed x2" continues to delight on multiple listens, not leastbecause of the strange static impacted undertones, but in themain because it's just beautiful...
Topic: Electronic
Monotonik
by Various Artists
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A long time in the making and finally here (thanks to the contributors for their patience!), this EP gathers together 8 different re-interpretations of one of the greatest videogame soundtracks ever, from arguably the greatest game ever, Shigeru Miyamoto's 1991 SNES classic "Super Mario World". Koji Kondo's sublime original score has been subverted by a number of idm-listers and Monotonik collaborators, and the results, we're sure you'll agree, are interesting, to say the least. From...
Topics: Veer Nales, Leak, Klunko, Bovaflux, Daverout, XLLV, Subi, Mario
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We're absolutely delighted to put out a third release from Swedish electronic artist Bliss, aka Henrik Jose, over a year after his well-received ' It's Not The Sweetness... ' EP. Since then, he's collaborated with music video directors Pleix (Basement Jaxx, Plaid, Futureshock) on an experimental video, while continuing to work on new material, but shines out his late 2003 vintage in 'Goodbye Brain, Hello Heart EP', a shimmering block of entirely instrumental sound produced in his Lund studio...
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What's with the title? Well, it's 'Chip Van Winkle' in the sense that Vim!'s output is still roundly slept on. When, oh when, is someone going to sign him up for his major record label debut, Esther? In the meantime, we don't have any funny-looking vegetables for you, but we do have this compilation of the Vim! .MOD 'chiptune' (that's .MODs using very small instrument samples, fact fans!) output from the past few years. Highlights include any number of messed-up 'Ghost And Goblins'-influenced...
Topics: Vim!, Monotonik
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In the form of a Valentine's Day gift to all from Russian idm maestro Sleepy Town Manufacture , which Monotonik has sneakily re-packaged and re-gifted to the entire world, we're proud to present 'For You & For Me', an entire double album picking some of the best from STM's unreleased output from 1999 to 2002, with a number of tracks specially updated and remastered for this compilation. Sleepy Town, formerly a duo/trio, and now down to a single member, are particularly known for their...
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Topics: IDM, Electronic
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We're delighted to welcome a return for Finnish artist Teemu Kiiskila, aka Ernesto Aeroflot, whose 'Oll Tolk'n' no Ding Atcheev'd' album we released back in 2003, and who is a veteran of other netlabel releases on Commie and Kikapu under multiple aliases. This time round, he's back with an entire album of wonderfully diverse electronics, 'Strogloy - Everything Within', which we're very pleased to be putting out on Monotonik. One of the keys to Ernesto Aeroflot's charms, at least in our eyes, is...
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by Darkhalo
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A guest release from that rarity on m211, someone from a continent outside Europe. This time Darkhalo steps in to show us what an interesting reading the Americans are taking on the whole d+b thing, encompassing Californian breakbeat, acid b-lines, and even some Transeau shaken up in there - just the right side of catchy, we fear, and fully compatible with the breaks and beats that m211 insists on releasing in such a hipflask lackadaisical fashion..
Topics: Darkhalo, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
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by Vim!
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The boy can't help it, he just can't help it. Apologies from us to Vim! and his fans for not getting these songs out very fast at all - they were tracked much earlier this year. But at least at least they're out, and we guess you should really open wide and say 'aaahh'. Or at least 'ah?' :) Style, grace, Rita Hayworth, all that nice stuff, Vim! has it in spades. So if you've got a heart, let's club together and buy him enough diamonds to jack it all in and live on the Gold Coast forever....
Topics: Vim!, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
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by Carebear
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Carebear's multichannel competition winner, as promised, and it's a classy melange of all sorts of nice stuff - wicked speech samples, too. Kinda DJ Hype + Ganja Kru for our scene? :) Carebear's another Mono member who does 4-channel and multichannel stuff, anyway - both Dreamfish and Supernao promise some multichannel action soon too.
Topics: Carebear, Mono, Mono211
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And the band played on. With the band, in this case, being made up of the rather smart Finnish-type Vae, formerly known as Strala, and boss of the smart Net.label Kahvi (recently resurrected from purgatory, and looking all the better for it!) In any case, "Harry Slazenger" (no relation to Jake, Vae assures us..) is an initially distant, suddenly pendulum-like swing through sweetly toned electronic pop music - like Kraftwerk without the Teutonic bent, or a massively slowed-down...
Topic: Electronic
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A long, long time in the making, U.S. artist Troupe presents his first EP for Monotonik, 'It's Really Pretty Simple After All', a plain spectacular mix of demo-scene inspired electronica, soaring melodies, and beautiful vocals. Imagine, if you will, an American who has grown up and been musically influenced by the greats of the Amiga demo-scene - which this label itself was birthed from in 1996. Then mix in transcendent vocals reminiscent of favorite Monotonik releases like Bliss, and you get...
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by Twilight
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Twilight returneth with this gorgeous newskool d+b track - like, forget the Amen, cut the midrange, drop the bass? :) As he says himself, a lot of the samples are from the totally wonderful Metalheadz label - so go get some Metalheadz now, mon! :)
Topics: Twilight, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
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To coincide with the release of his live material (with Yolk) via MP3, and a number of unreleased modules, on www.brothomstates.scene.org and ftp.scene.org respectively, Dune has kindly allowed us to put out a couple of his best unreleased-to-date tracks out on Mono. We'd always meant to do something together, and now we have it's kinda secondhand, but at least it's unashamedly out there. And the tracks are anything but cut-price. :) Going once..
Topics: Dune, Monotonik
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by Carebear
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Here we go again with one of the strangest Mono releases so far, but still a _very_ nice one. Carebear's got some strange ideas in that twisted little head of his, anyhow. :) This tune is actually quite choppy in a weird way, but it's flowing too. And lots of nice percussion always makes me feel better after a long day at the office. See, we _do_ come up with something different to the normal trance/jungle output we seem to put out.
Topics: Carebear, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
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Finally here, and the first non-.MP3/.MOD release on Monotonik, we're _very_ proud to present an officially sanctioned compilation with the creator-picked best of the .SID (Commodore 64) tunes from the legendary Vibrants crew. Even for those of you who weren't C64-owners or fans, know this - Vibrants are a Danish crew who were formed back in 1987 and number some of the biggest composers in Commodore 64 history, including Laxity and Drax (both also members of the fabled Maniacs Of Noise), Metal...
Topics: Vibrants, Monotonik
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by Aleksi Eeben
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Finnish old-school Amiga demo scene legend Aleksi Eeben, aka Heatbeat, has never really let up on the composition, but has, rather wonderfully, regressed in his choice of hardware over time, from Amiga, through Commodore 64, to Vic-20, with sideways glances to the Game Boy. But it's his C64 equivalent of 'The White Album', the appropriately named 'The White Box', which sums up some of his borderline deviant SID-chip excursions over the previous few years. The actual 'White Box' artifact is a ...
Topics: Aleksi Eeben, Monotonik
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by Northbound
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We're proud to present the debut release on Monotonik from Northbound, a band consisting of Mikko Roisko and Olli Jäderholm, self-described as "two guys from southern Finland, soon to reach their mid-twenties" - and 'Landscapes Of Late' is gorgeous live instrument-filled nu-chill groove. We ran into Northbound through their oblique connections with the TPOLM demo-scene crew and IRC channel, and they explain of their project: "We have both been making music for about 4 years now,...
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by Dreamfish
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Blimey. Dreamfish has muscled up his style and is making some of the meatiest, most harmful beats to be spat outta a computer for a damn long time - and here's some more evidence. Another mix of the fearsome "Retro DNA", and a whole new set of twisted riddims. Let's face it, it's no longer just a little aural harassment - it's getting personal. Cover your ears, repair to the concrete bunkers, and await instructions. Quick.
Topics: Dreamfish, Hoffman, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
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As promised, and as most of you have been dreading/looking forward to, the Subi best-of retrospective has finally arrived. Throughout his 11 years making music in the Amiga 'demo-scene' and outside, Sam Brown, aka Subi, and formerly known as Subculture, has always shown originality and a doggedness that's characterised his excellent output. The typical Subi release blends cheeky samples, breakbeats, and rampant catchiness to produce something that's pretty much unlike most of the other music...
Topics: Subi, monoRAVEik, Monotonik
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The second release from Sweden's Bliss , aka Henrik Jose, and this lovingly crafted 3-track EP cements his reputation as creator of some of the lushest, most beautiful electronics around. With his previous net.label releases on Fairlight Music and success at the Assembly demoparty last year, his vocal-blended, multi-layered, live instrument-appropriating angle creates, well, just sublime results, well-deserving of a record deal any time now, we reckon. This EP starts out with 'Transportation Is...
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Topic: IDM
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This immaculately dressed mix, by Slovenia's DJ Nova, of .MODs (and a few.MP3s) from the all-time tracking great, Sweden's Mortimer Tee, serves to illustrate MT's prodigous and gorgeous output from 1993 to the present day. Always operating beneath the radar, Mortimer is an obscure prodigy who demands your attention - like, why isn't this stuff major-label released? So, whether he's busting out the heavy hiphop grooves of "Streetjazz" or the mixed-up funk cut-ups of "Born...
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Topics: DJ Nova, Mono211, Monotonik
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Fresh from his appearance remixing Lackluster for the DeFocus-released "R U Oho?" 12" (FOC354), the Australian artist Sense, who's been around the music-scene a long time, and is finally getting more well-deserved recognition (he's played supporting Aphex Twin on his live Oz jaunts, and even now is being courted by Jeff Mills for his new label..) "Bubble Blower" is a wonderfully serene piece of ambient techno, calmly rippling through your speakers (or, indeed,...
Topic: Electronic
After the unexpected and tragic loss of Andi Horvath, aka Ramone/Mono, of a sudden heart failure in June (tribute page here), we at Monotonik+friends were contacted by his friends at Fruitz Of Dojo (the Mac demo-scene group he was a member of) with a number of great unreleased Ramone .XM tracks (playable in WinAmp) which had been composed, in the months before he passed away, for both a demo ('Fistful Of Dojo') and a 'chip' music-disc ('SuperSIDekick Sessions'). So, we're proud to present these...
Topics: Ramone, Mono211, Montonik
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An awfully long time after the first instalment of the R:Emissions, here's the next generation. Hope you enjoy the remixes, and hope you know the originals well enough already. :) Although a lot of people keep advocating this kinda remix project, it's actually quite tricky to co-ordinate, choose the right mixes (yes, we decided not to use some), etc etc. But no doubt, we'll get to R:Emissions 3. Eventually. (release 100, anyone?)
Topics: TheFoxII, Carebear, Dreamfish, Subi, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
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by Subi
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The long-awaited mixes from the number one scene luddite are finally HERE! Yes, the first of Subi's retro DJ sets is upon us. We hope you like. The general idea is to do a few of these, grouping by type. This time around we're concentrating on the proto-hardcore European brutalism sound that started when Joey Beltram came up with "Mentasm" and T99 turned its famous stab into an unholy racket on "Anastasia". So, not quite into the classic period yet, but certainly getting...
Topics: Subi, monoRAVEik, Monotonik
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We're very proud to present the first release on Monotonik from Secede , a Dutch-based artist who's just starting to get a lot of buzz online, with a remix featured on the hotly anticipated Machine Drum remix CD due out on Merck pretty soon, plus a full length solo CD (also on Merck ) to follow. So, this 4-track EP is a perfect introduction to the lush, melodic and intelligent sound of Secede, with the first track, "Depart & Arrive", cutting up a gorgeous ambient waltz with the...
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We're delighted to put out another release from West Coast US breakbeast, Darkhalo, with whom we released a rather well-received .MOD a while back. We loved his sorta progressive vs. nu-skool, distinctively Californian rolling beats, obviously born outta the City of Industry, and all the yummier for that. Therefore, "Stratosphere Sniper" is another prime example of the CA massive blowing things up for smarts, and we've been mentally grooving (we're too dorky to dance) pretty much all...
Topic: Electronic
Monotonik
by Sleepy Town Manufacture
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Monotonik is delighted to present a new EP from Russian idm stars Sleepy Town Manufacture, some six years after they released their first tracks for the label. The result is the evocative 'Hello And Goodbye EP', four tracks of wonderfully laidback electronic, starting out with the looping, languid 'Trem'. Next up is 'Oopon', showcasing all kinds of beautiful, pitchperfect chord and percussion action. Finally, we have the slightly harder, more angular 'Zzujd', before we finish out with the title...
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by Twilight
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Since Twilight is sitting next to me as I write this, it's going to be difficult to write anything without feeling very paranoid. :) Anyhow, the tune's got style, the tune's got grace, Rita.. oops, I almost started vogueing there. Twilight isn't peeking, apparently. Oh, and you may well spot a little reference to Hades in the tune. Phew, it's hot down there. And hot up here too, or would be if 'they' cared. Long live the Underworld, err, underground. :)
Topics: Twilight, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik
Monotonik
by Subi
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Another Subi release, another completely indescribable but pretty damn cool piece of elektronik musik. This one's quite old now, but definitely still worth releasing.. _definitely_, hehe. Subi's given me the list of samples he used for this mutha, and interested parties might like to know the main sample is from Mukkaa "Neebro", and the other samples come from Subi himself, Tango, The Prodigy, Dream Frequency, NRG, and Love Decade. Classy, maaan. Wind it up. :)
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Having previously released for Monotonik under his famed demo-scene pseudonym, Radix, we're delighted to present a new track by this Swedish idm.bot under his new pseudo, Mosaik. And with the idm 'scene' getting plenty of input from ex-demo-sceners (BStates@Warp, Lackluster/TimKoch/Esem@DeFocus, you know the score), here's another talented scene-ster who should really be getting lotsa attention about.. now. Mosaik's demo-scene work was renowned for its lush, synthesised, melodic nature, and...
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Monotonik
by Monotonik
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Ladies and gentlemen, back for an encore, and WHAT an encore, it's our friend and yours, the incorrigible, indelible  Jake Kaufman , also known as  Virt , with the second installment of his astounding NES chip disc, now known as 'fx 2.0'. Since the mtk.release of the original 'fx', which was an entire imaginary NES soundtrack in pint-size .S3M format, Jake has been doing demi-deific stuff with Nintendo's sound chips in his primary career as a game musician. His "Atlantis: The Lost...
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One of the first all-ambient releases on Monotonik in quite some time, this 3-track EP from relatively undiscovered Japanese artist Akira Kosemura is a beautifully naturalistic drift through what sounds like field recordings twinned with sweet sine waves melodies - reminiscent of anything from Lackluster at his most ambient to fellow Japanese Monotonik releaser Sabii. Thus, we have three delicate treats to enjoy - firstly, 'Forest In The Morning' has a repeated motif and an almost sepuchral...
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We return with a beautifully produced track from Ramone and his German studio partner, Trigger (who has recently been responsible for remixing Jeru Tha Damaja's "Ya Playing Yaself" for DMC Records,amongst other things.) This time it's a chill-out track that was briefly considered for the credits music on the Playstation title Mono211 have done the soundtrack for. But thankfully for you guys, it's now a m211 mp3 release, and you get to hear the distinctive blunted Ramone style given a...
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Monotonik
by Twilight
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The independent state of Mono has officially declared a restriction on drum+bass tunes (oh yes, we've been releasing far too many!), and the first fruits of these restricted practices come from Twilight. I like this tune, mucho gracias senor. :) Watch out for more more more Twilight tracks (Scooby snacks!) very soon. ;)
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Monotonik
by Carebear
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Time for techno? Carebear immediately overturns the mellow image he's cultivated from previous Mono releases with this smart piece of ?0? riddim. Apparently, with a De La Soul sample, too, although not exactly an obvious one, izit? Nice.
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Another welcome release from Australia's Tim Koch, and this particular track, once composed under the Tsunami Brothers moniker, mixes weirdly compelling rolling beats with quick changes of pace and high falutin', radio-tuning-spattered synths. As mentioned previously, Thug's "Isolated Rhythm Chock" album on Aural Industries is a big hit with melodic idm fans all over the place, and his previous releases on Monotonik as Thug and Serkul have been pretty popular, too. More of his work...
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Monotonik
by Tatsu
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Having discovered Japanese techno artist Tatsu from his wonderful early work on his net.label Bumpfoot, we co-opted him to do an exclusive new EP on Monotonik, and the immensely lush 6-track 'August EP' is the result, showcasing the immensely pure, almost Detroit-tinged pastoral electronica - no tricks, no feints, just a trip back to the classics. We start with 'Stillness/Introspective Me', which briefly showcases some gorgeous ambience, before moving straight into 'Sky and Sea/Daytime Dream',...
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To say we were blown away when we heard this one isprobably an understatement. Since we switched to mp3only, most m211 tunes use many of the advantages ofthat format, and this is a beautiful example (yehyeh, you can stop bitching now, MOD traditionalists!). In any case, "Dance.." is an absolutely spectacular funkjamstraight outta the Dharma+Prob. studio-bunker in Helsinki. Dharma plays live bass and guitar on this one, and would also like to thank Panu Syrjänen for the wicked live...
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Monotonik hasn't had much chance to showcase less dark chill-out mixes up to now, but with so many of our artists being fans of the dreamiest ambient techno, as showcased by the FAX label and bands like Global Communication, it was only a matter of time. Fortunately, San Francisco's gd, an oldskool demo-fan and friend of Mono, has stepped up to the plate, so to speak, and delivered an excellent mix that blends Deep Space Network, Pete Namlook, and even Monolake in a sparsely electronic but...
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by Planet Boelex
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We've known of Finnish idm artist Tweeter for several years, stemming from his association with former Monotonik artist Substance's .MOD label Voodoo, and have previously been delighted to release his gloriously smooth electronic stylings on the label. Now, the notoriously painstaking artist formerly known as Tweeter is called Planet Boelex (actually the name of his last release on Monotonik), and he makes a triumphant return to us with the 'Sinking In The Soup EP'. So, we start this particular...
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Topic: Electronic
Monotonik
by Beak
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We first hooked up with shadowy U.S. artist Beak earlier in 2003, when he made an 'absolutely checken' appearance, providing us with a few choice tracks featuring his unconventional but beautiful twinning of multi-tracked acoustic guitars and harder electronics. But it's taken us until now to choose the absolutely perfect combination of sweet and savory songs from his extensive, largely publically unreleased output for the enchanting randomly titled 'Amoral Mayor Earwig EP'. So, where did we...
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We return once more to the Monotonik fold with the mp3 debut from Hoffman, who's currently DJ-ing a number of techno nights in the SouthWest of England, and shows he still has the goods on the composition side, too, with this great piece of phasing minimal techno. We were initially thinking this didn't fit in with Monotonik-style, majestic though it is - but then we realised, of course it fits - Hoffman's a massive part of Mono (he had the first ever release, for one), and Monotonik's aim is...
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Monotonik
by Mistress Nine
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As if to prove that the first release wasn't a flash in the pan, monoRAVEik's new find Mistress Nine returnz with something just a little sparser than the last time, but no less effective nonetheless. Stripped-down industrial jump-up is the name of the game, and our Welsh siren is more than equal to the task. Harsh snares and a commanding vocal sample covered by an all-conquering bassline make this track one to be played loud, for there is no other way. Apart from her DJing antics amongst the...
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Topics: Mistress Nine, monoRAVEik, Monotonik
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by Vim!
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Does the man know no end to his beginning? More wonderfulness from Vim!, to whom this track makes perfect sense, but to the rest of us.. wow. It seems random but it's all completely mapped out on graph paper before he starts. Next to his new inventions, the spaceship and the peanut that reverses time. Could you dance to this? Or just spasm? Heh, who cares? Just listen ;)
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Monotonik
by Hollywood
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Well, it's taken me almost 50 Mono releases, but I (h0l) have finally got round to releasing a proper tune on Mono (my other two releases were just cleaning up some minor unreleased stuff, really.) Phew. And it's my first tune for 6 months, too, due to final exams at uni, my new job, and running Mono all getting in the way. Anyhow, hope you enjoy the result. The "I wanna be a spaceman" sample is courtesy of Mr. Noel Gallagher of the popular beat combo Oasis, by the way, and it's...
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Monotonik
by Bogdan
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Finally sorted, a debut guest-release from Bogdan. Although we may have mentioned something about him before, all you need to know is that his email address is karl@cse.unl.edu, and he's previously been very sceptical about releasing through groups. This is certainly original - perhaps closest to the spirit of Squarepusher and Aphex Twin in their most junglistic modes. But different. As they say, nice.
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Monotonik
by Prob+Ebb+Tek+Substance
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More rewording and reordering as Substance takes elements from two previous releases (Tek's mp3 "Benedict" and Prob+Ebb's "Stylez") and merges and melds to come up with this mellifluous hybrid. It's fun to play with sounds, isn't it? Watch out for a simultaneous/near-simultaneous Malik remix of "Stylez" on Theralite (http://pigforce.warande.net/theralite), incidentally.. mmm, synchronicity can be so constructive, hm?
Topics: Prob+Ebb+Tek+Substance, Prob., Ebb, Tek, Substance, Mono, Mono211, Monotonik